Day: August 1, 2017

Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela’s slide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first thing the muscled-up men did was take my cellphone. They had stopped me on the street as I left an interview in the hometown of the late President Hugo Chavez and wrangled me into a black SUV….

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Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela’s slide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first thing the muscled-up men did was take my cellphone. They had stopped me on the street as I left an interview in the hometown of the late President Hugo Chavez and wrangled me into a black SUV….

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Former PMs in Thai court ahead of abuse of power verdict

BANGKOK (AP) — Two former Thai prime ministers arrived in court in Bangkok on Tuesday to hear verdicts in their trial arising from the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008….

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Thai military ruler says authorities searching for ex-PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler said authorities are searching for Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister whose government he ousted in a coup three years ago, after she failed to appear for a verdict Friday in a criminal cas…

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AP Explains: Brazil Congress to vote on president’s future

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's lower chamber of Congress is set to vote Wednesday on whether to suspend President Michel Temer and allow the country's top court to put him on trial for bribery. The key decision comes amid a …

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AP Explains: Brazil Congress to vote on president’s future

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's lower chamber of Congress is set to vote Wednesday on whether to suspend President Michel Temer and allow the country's top court to put him on trial for bribery. The key decision comes amid a …

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US plans trade probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over China's inability to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, the Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for failing to crack down on intellectual property thefts and forcing U.S….

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US plans trade probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over China's inability to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, the Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for failing to crack down on intellectual property thefts and forcing U.S….

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Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path

SEI MENCIRIM, Indonesia (AP) — The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to b…

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Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path

SEI MENCIRIM, Indonesia (AP) — The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to b…

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Pope Francis Commends Efforts of Knights of Columbus on Behalf of Persecuted Christians, Promotion of Family Life

Papal greeting sent to K of C’s 135th international conventionContact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusST. LOUIS, Aug. 1, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Pope Francis has praised the Knights of Columbus for its charity, especially on behalf of persecuted Christians and for defending and promoting the sanctity of marriage and the dignity and beauty of family life.The pope’s sentiments Source: Knights of Columbus

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Pope Francis Commends Efforts of Knights of Columbus on Behalf of Persecuted Christians, Promotion of Family Life

Papal greeting sent to K of C’s 135th international conventionContact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusST. LOUIS, Aug. 1, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Pope Francis has praised the Knights of Columbus for its charity, especially on behalf of persecuted Christians and for defending and promoting the sanctity of marriage and the dignity and beauty of family life.The pope’s sentiments Source: Knights of Columbus

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Pope Francis Commends Efforts of Knights of Columbus on Behalf of Persecuted Christians, Promotion of Family Life

Papal greeting sent to K of C’s 135th international conventionContact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusST. LOUIS, Aug. 1, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Pope Francis has praised the Knights of Columbus for its charity, especially on behalf of persecuted Christians and for defending and promoting the sanctity of marriage and the dignity and beauty of family life.The pope’s sentiments Source: Knights of Columbus

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Pope Francis Commends Efforts of Knights of Columbus on Behalf of Persecuted Christians, Promotion of Family Life

Papal greeting sent to K of C’s 135th international conventionContact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusST. LOUIS, Aug. 1, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Pope Francis has praised the Knights of Columbus for its charity, especially on behalf of persecuted Christians and for defending and promoting the sanctity of marriage and the dignity and beauty of family life.The pope’s sentiments Source: Knights of Columbus

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3 defendants die in desperate escape attempt at Moscow court

MOSCOW (AP) — In a desperate attempt to escape, five defendants charged with multiple murders wrested weapons from their escorts Tuesday at a Moscow courthouse, sparking a shootout with other guards in the building's corridors. Three o…

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Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands …

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Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands …

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3 defendants die in desperate escape attempt at Moscow court

MOSCOW (AP) — In a desperate attempt to escape, five defendants charged with multiple murders wrested weapons from their escorts Tuesday at a Moscow courthouse, sparking a shootout with other guards in the building's corridors. Three o…

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The Latest: 3 killed in Russia courthouse shooting

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a courthouse in a Moscow suburb (all times local):…

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EU: 23 cities keen to host UK-based agencies post-Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says 23 cities are competing to host the bloc's medicines and banking agencies, which are based in Britain but must move before the country leaves the EU in 2019….

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Jordan activists celebrate repeal of ‘marry the rapist’ law

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The repeal of a Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim was bittersweet news for a Jordanian woman whose daughter was assaulted when she was just 13 years old….

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Jordan activists celebrate repeal of ‘marry the rapist’ law

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The repeal of a Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim was bittersweet news for a Jordanian woman whose daughter was assaulted when she was just 13 years old….

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UAE’s Etihad working with Australia in plane plot probe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' national airline said on Tuesday that it is working with Australian police in their investigation into an attempted airplane attack, suggesting it may have been a potential t…

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UAE’s Etihad working with Australia in plane plot probe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' national airline said on Tuesday that it is working with Australian police in their investigation into an attempted airplane attack, suggesting it may have been a potential t…

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Bosnians dive into fast-flowing river in 451-year tradition

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people converged on the southern Bosnian city of Mostar over the weekend for an annual diving competition from a historic bridge that has drawn crowds for more than four centuries….

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Bosnians dive into fast-flowing river in 451-year tradition

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people converged on the southern Bosnian city of Mostar over the weekend for an annual diving competition from a historic bridge that has drawn crowds for more than four centuries….

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North Korea’s evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting…

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North Korea’s evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting…

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Maduro says he will radically overhaul Venezuela’s system

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Maduro says he will radically overhaul Venezuela’s system

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Official: Embattled ex-PM flees Thailand ahead of verdict

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a possible 10-year jail term, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country ahead of a court verdict her supporters say was politically motivated, a senior member of her party said….

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Clerics offering religious edicts in Cairo metro stir debate

CAIRO (AP) — Reda el-Sebaay was taking the subway while on a short business trip to Cairo from a Nile Delta city when he stumbled upon clerics offering religious advice or fatwas – answers to any question a Muslim follower might have….

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Clerics offering religious edicts in Cairo metro stir debate

CAIRO (AP) — Reda el-Sebaay was taking the subway while on a short business trip to Cairo from a Nile Delta city when he stumbled upon clerics offering religious advice or fatwas – answers to any question a Muslim follower might have….

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Xi says China will never permit loss of ‘any piece’ of land

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a tough line on national sovereignty Tuesday amid multiple territorial disputes with his country's neighbors, saying China will never permit the loss of "any piece" o…

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Xi says China will never permit loss of ‘any piece’ of land

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a tough line on national sovereignty Tuesday amid multiple territorial disputes with his country's neighbors, saying China will never permit the loss of "any piece" o…

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Xi says China will never permit loss of ‘any piece’ of land

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a tough line on national sovereignty Tuesday amid multiple territorial disputes with his country's neighbors, saying China will never permit the loss of "any piece" o…

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